Exploring an attractive area of countryside to the west of the Malvern Hills. Hear about an incredible Victorian engineer.
Fairly easy walking, starting with the descent from the Malvern Hills to the village of Colwall which is situated in an area of attractive open fields interspersed with woodland which provides an ideal walking area.
The area has long been associated with the engineer Stephen Ballard, who with very little education, became one of the most successful Victorian railway engineers. He later lived in Colwall and contributed very generously to the village, its residents and the general area.
During the walk some of Ballard’s achievements may be observed.
Distance: 5 miles
Duration: 3 hours
Date: 2nd June 2023
Start time: 2:00 pm
Walk leader: David Hawkins
Start location: Meet at entrance to Gardiners Quarry Car Park
On the B4232 British Camp to Wyche Cutting road
Grid reference: SO 766420